Windham Country Club is back and better than ever now that the Catskill Mountains track has shaken off the effects of Hurricane Irene.
The redesigned and renovated course, with six of 18 holes on the public facility reconstructed this summer, began welcoming golfers to play the new layout on Aug. 31.
Purchased by Windham Mountain Resort in March 2013, the new ownership set out to return the club to its former glory. The reconstruction of four holes lost during Hurricane Irene in August 2011 was at the top of the to-do list for the new management team.
“Windham Country Club has been a beloved part of the Windham community for 85 years. The new holes showcase the beauty of the course and offer a new challenge for both new and returning players,” said Christopher Cook, director of club operations.
As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Irene passes, golfers can now test their skills on the six redesigned and restored holes that include two-par threes, three-par fours and one-par five. They feature new irrigation, roughs, fairways, tees and greens.
The redesign showcases the new holes and presents seasoned players with fresh challenges when they tee it up on the now par-71 course.
Windham Country Club course has been revamped to create a more scenic and efficient flow. The golf course once again straddles the Batavia Kill with a newly constructed bridge connecting the No. 14 tee box to the fairway on the opposite side of the creek.
The track’s signature hole is the redesigned No. 12. The par-4 has a narrow fairway that hugs the turns of the Batavia Kill on its way to a beautiful new green that is 417 yards from the blue tee with spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains.
Windham Mountain Resort has invested $1 million beyond its purchase price for Windham Country Club since its acquisition.
Renowned golf course architect Stephen Kay, best known for his design of the Links at Uniondale, lent his expertise to the club’s hole design. With a resume that includes construction at Winged Foot and Whipporwill in Armonk, N.Y., Sam Depasquale led the reconstruction.
The clubhouse is also newly renovated with the addition of Windham’s newest restaurant. Mulligan’s Pub offers delicious pub fare, custom built bar, and a spacious deck with outdoor seating with stunning views of the surrounding Catskills.
For more details and to book tee-times, visit www.windhamcountryclub.com.